As often happens, I find myself in the middle. there is currently a discussion going on about what is appropriate to post in the FORUM. This discussions is being carried on by many of my good friends. At this time it is still pretty civil. But I can see where there are probably some hurt feelings and it might esculate to a level that we as a group probably do not want to see. I have looked at the community guidelines and can not determine what the purpose of the FORUM might be.
Are there any guidelines for the forum? I can't find any posted.
The dictionary definition of Forum: A meeting or opportunity for exchanging views. That could mean that anything goes. If that is the correct interpretation, maybe a content warning should be posted. Kind of like the sex threads. I'm pretty liberal about most things, especially free speech, but I do think it is a good idea to let others know what area they might be wandering into. I've posted things that I am sure others would find offensive, but I hope that I have given warning about what might be contained.
Overall. good observations, Anthony. After everything I've read since my last post on this thread...and there has been quite an amount of nastiness coming from the "easily offended", the "self righteous" and the "holier than thou" types, it's a wonder that some of us are even still here. Diana has left this thread, and I don't blame her. I think you need to read this thread more carefully Anthony, to understand what's been going on here.
On the topic of "forum guidelines"...what good would it serve when the community guidelines are hardly observed in the first place? Hell, from what I've seen over the course of the last few pages, the guidelines are only used for throwing in people's faces when Tina has been feeling chagrined.
Oh, so Tina -it's okay to make false claims, go back and either change the post in order to make one's self look completely innocent or delete said post altogether, but the moment you get called out for such actions, you cry foul and start throwing guidelines around...completely oblivious to the fact that you
are practicing the very hypocrisy you first appeared to be railing against. What you did to Diana in this thread is OUTRAGEOUS. She entered this discussion thanking Larry, and conversing with Pru, answering Pru's questions. You took her words as addressed to Pru, and (backtracking to your own comments) used those words against her. Repeatedly. Then you accused my lady of all sorts of other things she knew nothing about and was not in the least manner guilty of. You used her as your personal whipping post. I think your actions are shameful, and you have upset her. You don't just owe her an apology for those false accusations you kept insisting were true, you owe her an apology for using her words in her discussion with Pru against her, by falsely claiming that Diana was addressing you.
No wonder Diana is seriously contemplating leaving TBD. I don't blame her.
Dear Diana, It is apparent to me that you truly feel that I abused you and/or your words and for your offense I am truly sorry. I find your postings on many discussions and have respect for your intelligence and for the many things that you have done or are doing to the help and benefit of others. For any hurt, upset of offense that I have cause you or anyone on this site, I most sincerely apologize. It is not my hearts intent ever to cause you, Diana or anyone upset. Please forgive my ignorance. Thank you
Dear Anthony, I can only thank you for your objective and kind words, despite what you may feel about me personally, I do also read your posts and am finding my way in making much sense of them. Your efforts are appreciated far more than you may know. Sincerely, Tina
Hey Larry and the rest, with all the hatred that I see in this particular thread and on this tbd website, you have no reason to be worried about me spewing anything. I personally think that a lot of people if they meet in real life, they will simply take a gun and try to kill each other.